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Linking school organisation and school improvement

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Linking school organisation and school improvement

This report was produced in preparation for a conference on Linking School Organisation and School Improvement, organised by ADCS and EMIE, and held in March 2009. It provides a guide for local authorities on developing their school organisation plans so as to ensure they will support school improvement. It therefore focuses on the different links between school organisation and school improvement, and describes how local authorities can help ensure that their planning and implementation of changes to schools achieve the desired improvements to the educational experience, opportunities and standards achieved across the authority's schools.


By NFER, UK.


Education Policy Resource.


Break up the banks to restore lending and revive the economy from the bottom up, says think tank

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Break up the banks to restore lending and revive the economy from the bottom up, says think tank

Economic rescue efforts - including quantitative easing - will not work until the fundamental problem that Britain’s banks have become "unfit for purpose" is addressed, says nef (the new economics foundation).In a report published today, Tuesday 10 March 2009, - the day the British Bankers Association chief is to answer to a parliamentary investigation of banking supervision and regulation1 - nef argues that the shift in the shape and business model of banks over the last generation helped both cause and perpetuate the present financial crisis.


By NEF, UK.


Education Policy Resource.


Evaluation of the implementation and impact of Diplomas

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Evaluation of the implementation and impact of Diplomas

The introduction of Diplomas for 14-19 year olds, at three levels and across 14 or more ‘lines’ of learning, represents a major innovation in educational opportunity for young people in England. In March 2007, the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) announced that up to 40,000 Diploma places would be available from September 2008 through the first 149 consortia (groups of schools, colleges, training providers and employers) approved to offer Diploma courses in the first five ‘lines’ of learning (construction and the built environment, engineering, information technology (IT), creative and media, and health, society and development in phase


By NFER, UK.


Education Policy Resource.